Bansko Ski and Chess tournament

28.2 – 02.3 in Bansko

The Bansko Ski and chess will take place 28/2 – 2/3 2009 in the ski resort of Bansko. The event is organized by eventravel. The single room package for 3 days (2 nights) is 160 eur, double rooms are at 100 eur, and Deluxe rooms are at 115 eur. Kids can use a discount and stay at rates 80 eur.

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Ski and chess tournament regulations

Venue: Hotel Orphey- Bankso

Technical Regulations: FIDE Swiss System 7 rounds with rate of play 15΄+ 10΄΄per move from the first. FIDE Laws of Chess for rapid play is valid for the tournament.

Schedule of games:
Saturday 28 February 2009 October 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4rth round. Start of the games at 16:00 pm.

Sunday 1 March 2009 5th, 6th, and 7th round Start of the games at 15:00 am. Closing Ceremony: at 19.00 pm.

Tie-Breaks: a) Direct Encounter (If all tied players have met each other, the sum of points from these encounters will decide), b) Buchholz, c) Sonneborn-Berger, d) Number of won games, e) Sum of Progressive Scores and cuts.

Prizes: Open: 1st 40% of the total οpen entry fees, 2nd 30% of the total open entry fees and 3rd 20% of the total open entry fees. Cup to the first winner, medals for the first three. Cup to the first woman. Between tied players money prizes will be shared. In case of a player having the right to two or more prizes he gets the higher one

Junior Tournament: Cups and medals for the first 3 winners in categories: U12 – U10 – U8

Other events by Eventravel: 5th Games Festival and World School Chess Championship

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More about the Ski resort Bansko

Bansko is a town and ski resort, located at the foot of Pirin mountain at an altitude of 925 m above sea level. It is considered to be tone of the most developed Ski and Winter Resort in Europe.

Bansko, once mainly a stockbreeding and travelling merchant community, has nowadays become a centre of winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation. In recent years, the town has gained international popularity after the start of the annual Bansko Jazz Festival and consequently the annual Bansko pop-star concert featuring top pop stars. The nearby village of Banya, located only 5 km from the town, is known for its 27 thermal mineral springs.

Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season (15 Dec – 15 May) of all Bulgarian ski resorts. During the last couple of years this resort is under a massive investment process with new hotels and resort facilities being under construction. A brand new resort area with super luxury hotels and holiday apartments is being developed just opposite the Gondola lift, which also makes Bansko the resort with the best hotels.

The ski slopes are located in two main ski – centres- CHALIN VALOG (1100-1600 m) and SHILIGARNIKA (1700-2500 m). They are approximately 10 km above the town on the northern slopes of Pirin, and are easily accessible for approximately 25 minutes ride on the new Gondola lift which starts from Bansko. The total length of the marked slopes is 70 kilometers.

The resort has excellent snow conditions with great snow cover from December until May.
44 Technoalpine snow cannons cover most of the slopes and make the ski season last longer. The maximum pleasure from the various ski slopes is guaranteed by 12 Kassbohrer slope maintenance vehicles. Thus the slopes offer runs and tracks for all types of skiers and will suit both beginners and experts.

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Ski competitions go on for 5 months

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